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Your Week in Birthers

It’s been a year since I really started covering the birther movement in earnest -- the news, at the time, was the movement’s ability to get Obama eligibility

Tyrese Griffin
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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Dec 01, 2009

It’s been a year since I really started covering the “birther” movement in earnest — the news, at the time, was the movement’s ability to get Obama eligibility lawsuits considered by the Supreme Court. It really feels like the movement’s lost steam since this summer, when Orly Taitz briefly won White House crasher-style insta-fame, but the key actors are still pounding away. Victor Zapanta has the image of the ad that Mario Apuzzo — whom I spoke to for this piece — placed in The Washington Times, a double-barreled attack on the media and on the courts for not considering the “Obama was never a citizen because his father bestowed British citizenship on him” theory.

In other news, Stephanie Mencimer reports that William Fitzpatrick III, the dogged retired Navy man who pioneered the “military veteran sues his commander-in-chief” stunt, is trying to use the “rather liberal rules about grand juries” in Monroe, Tenn., to indict the president for treason and fraud.

Tyrese Griffin | Tyrese started her education in the performing arts at the prestigious Alexander Hamilton Academy in Los Angeles. She returned to civilian life after serving in the United States Army as a tracked vehicle operator, and started writing short stories and screenplays, as well as directing short films and music videos. She has published six novels, which have sold over 200,000 copies, as well as audiobooks and short stories for anthologies, and has earned several awards.

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